Christopher

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χρῑστόφορος (Khrīstóphoros, Christ-bearing). The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: krĭsʹtəfər, IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪs.tə.fə(ɹ)/[1]
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  • Hyphenation: Chris‧to‧pher[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.
    • c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act INDUCTION, scene ii]:
      Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son, of Burtonheath; by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maker, by transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker?
    • 1934 Dorothy Sayers, The Nine Tailors:
      - - - a baby, which also happened to fall due, was baptized "Paul" ( for the church ) "Christopher" ( because St. Christopher had to do with rivers and ferries ), the Rector strenuously resisting the parents' desire to call it "Van Weyden Flood".
  2. A surname originating as a patronymic.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher, from Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros, Christ-bearing).

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. a male given name from Ancient Greek

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Danish Christoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. a male given name.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher, as a variant of the standard French Christophe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher m

  1. a male given name

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher, as a variant of the standard German Christoph.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher m (proper noun, strong, genitive Christophers)

  1. a male given name from English

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Norwegian Kristoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher

  1. a male given name from English.

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Christopher. Doublet of Cristóvão and Cristóforo.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher m

  1. a male given name from English

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English style spelling variant of the standard Swedish Kristoffer.

Proper noun[edit]

Christopher c (genitive Christophers)

  1. a male given name from English.